Brains and beers unite for national science talks

Fraser Coast based nanoscientist and science lecturer, Dr Greg Watson.

Two USC academics will represent the Sunshine Coast as part of a Pint of Science community research talk that will be held at pubs and breweries throughout Australia this week.

Sippy Downs-based geotechnical engineering lecturer, Dr Adrian McCallum, and Fraser Coast based nanoscientist and science lecturer, Dr Greg Watson, will present at the ‘Glaciers and gecko skin’ pub talk on Wednesday 22 May from 6pm at the Heads of Noosa Brewing Co.

Dr McCallum’s presentation will offer an insight in his epic scientific travels to some of the world’s most remote areas including the Himalayas and Antarctica, and outline plans for his upcoming Arctic expedition.

Dr Watson will give an overview of the intricate microscopic structures found on the surface of insects and lizards, and what applications they may have for the medical, commercial and military sectors.

Pint of Science was established in England in 2013 with the aim to deliver research and science in to communities in a relaxed setting – the local pub – and was held in Australia for the first time in 2014.

Now in its sixth year in Australia, the event will host 154 separate pub talks in 19 different towns.

For more information on the Sunshine Coast event visit: www.pintofscience.com.au/event/glaciers-and-gecko-skin

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